Definition of song sparrow in English:

song sparrow

Syllabification: song spar·row


  • A sparrowlike North American bird related to the buntings, noted for its constant and characteristic song.
    • Melospiza melodia, family Emberizidae (subfamily Emberizinae)
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    • He describes flight behavior, feathers, and other detailed characteristics of birds such as the song sparrow, shown here.
    • Our most common year-around sparrow is the song sparrow.
    • The thistle feeder is dominated by goldfinches, although an occasional house finch or song sparrow sneaks a snack.

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